A second camp for the elderly in Kallanode mission was held on April 14, 2018, by the SCN community under the leadership of Sister Sheela Palamoottil, in collaboration with the parish administration. Sister Joicy Joy (advocate), the resource person, educated the participants on the laws formulated since 2007 by the government of India to protect and care for the senior citizens of the country. The problems encountered by senior citizens was brought to the forefront and discussed among the participants.
“Aging gracefully” was another topic addressed in the session wherein Sister Joicy imparted various tips for the senior citizens to bring about a positive attitude within themselves to live life happily and meaningfully. The day’s order also included a screening of two documentaries on senior citizens. In the interactive period which was reserved for the last session, many of the participants shared their problems openly and expressed a desire to meet more often. They opined that such gatherings relieved them from the boredom and lethargy of their daily routines.
The SCN community was encouraged to see their responses and assured them of a continual effort to care for the elderly. The day also included a minor health check up on the blood pressure and blood sugar. Candidates Baby Shanti and Santhosam generously contributed towards the camp.
Sister Florina Joseph